14-15 April 2012
13-15 May 2012
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8 December 2011
12 December 2011
13 December 2011
14 December 2011
14 December 2011
Register to Attend the Forum on Emerging Media Technologies
13-15 May 2012
By the end of 2011, the digital universe is forecast to be 10x greater than it was in 2006—a growth curve driven by digital TV, increased Internet access in emerging countries, and an unprecedented increase in mobile media use—not to mention social networks and cloud computing datacenters.
Yet as you focus on the near-term growth initiatives and technology platforms for your enterprise, it's critical to have a nuanced, well-informed, and advanced look at the game-changing technologies of the longer-term future—a view informed by science and free of commercial agendas.
The Forum is a premier industry event—and the only one that will bring together leading motion-imaging technologists, researchers, scientists, practitioners, manufacturers, and strategic thinkers to discuss the key technologies likely to come to market in the next three years and those whose commercialization is 10 to 15 years away.
Discount rates available through 31 January 2012. Note: Rates are all-inclusive hotel, conference and meals.
SAVE THE DATE
14-15 April 2012
The Technology Summit on Cinema, takes place at NAB next spring. Known formerly as DCS, the Technology Summit on Cinema will be held on 14-15 April.
The TSC@NAB will focus on advances in motion and sound across cinema, including:
Stay tuned for upcoming information.
SMPTE Events Calendar
Don't forget to check the SMPTE Events Calendar for updated listings of SMPTE events, Industry events, and Section meetings. Sections are especially encouraged to add their meeting dates. To add an event, please contact Roberta Gorman at email@example.com.
In partnership with other groups, SMPTE is pleased to inform you of these industry events:
The Loudness Summit
Looking at Loudness in Production Workflows & Delivery
16 December 2011
The Loudness Summit, which is being produced in association with the audio production magazine Resolution, will take place on Friday, 16 December 2011, at The Royal Institute of British Architects (R.I.B.A) in London, and is expected to attract more than 200 senior people from leading companies within the professional audio and broadcast sound arena to discuss the challenges of delivering high-quality sound for television to the home.
The summit will feature the following key players:
Early Bird delegate places now available until the day of the summit, Friday 16 December 2011.
To reserve your discounted delegate place, please click here.
For additional inquiries, contact Martin Davies:
Storage Visions® 2012
8-9 January 2012
Be where digital storage converges with content creation and delivery! Join CEO's, industry leaders, manufacturers, and end users at Storage Visions 2012!
Find how digital content will be created, protected and stored from the executives, analysts, and professionals at the forefront of digital technology!
SV 2012 explores the convergent needs of digital storage to support cloud content distribution and sharing, user-generated content capture and use, and professional media and entertainment applications.
Register Now and Receive a $100 Discount!
Early registration ends 16 December 2011.
Visit www.storagevisions.com for more information.
2012 SMPTE Virtual Classroom:
Following the launch of two successful Cisco CCNA Network Fundamentals courses in 2011, SMPTE has expanded its 2012 offerings to include three CCNA1 Network Fundamentals courses (8 weeks each), three CCNA2: Routers and Routing Basics courses (9 weeks each) and one CCNA3: LAN Switching and Wireless course (10 weeks). For more information or to register, please click here. Previous courses have sold out in as little as one week and space is limited, so please don't delay!
2012 SMPTE PDA Now
Registration is now open for the January and February PDA Now educational webcasts on the topic of live streaming of content. John Naylor, VP Business Development, NewTek, Inc., will present two webcasts. One session will explore live webcasting technologies and the other will discuss the business of live content streaming. To read the descriptions or to register, please click here.
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal 2012 Topics
January/February – Archiving
Click here to view editorial calendar and deadlines.
Topics are subject to change.
SMPTE Journal: Call for Papers
The SMPTE Journal publishes papers on technical, engineering, and scientific developments in motion pictures, television, and related fields. If you would like to submit a paper on any of the topics listed above for publication in that issue, click here. Technical articles must be informative and well organized.
Click here to view the latest issue of the Journal.
New Engineering Documents
The following SMPTE Engineering Documents were published during November 2011. Links to the documents in the SMPTE Store are noted below.
SMPTE ST 296:2011 (Revision of SMPTE 296-2001), 1280 x 720 Progressive Sample Structure – Analog and Digital Representation and Analog Interface
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This standard defines a family of progressive image sampling systems for the representation of stationary or moving two-dimensional images sampled temporally at a constant frame rate and having an image format of 1280 pixels by 720 lines and an aspect ratio of 16:9 as given in Table 1. All systems in the table have the common characteristic that all the samples gathered within a single temporal unit, a frame, shall be spatially contiguous and provide a complete description of that frame (Section 6). This standard specifies:
Designers should be aware that serial digital interfaces for formats other than Y'C'BC'R have not been defined. A bit-parallel digital interface is incorporated by reference in Section 11. This standard specifies multiple frame rates (Table 1) in 8-bit and 10-bit systems. It is not necessary for an implementation to support all formats to be compliant with this standard. However, an implementation must state which of the system formats are supported.
SMPTE RP 2058-2:2011, VC-4 Decoder and Bitstream Conformance
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This document specifies the material, procedures and criteria for verifying conformance of SMPTE VC-4 video decoders and bitstreams
SMPTE RP 2058-3:2011, VC-4 Bitstream Transport Encodings
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This document describes the protocols for carrying video elementary streams conforming to the SMPTE Layered Video Extension (VC-4) over MPEG-2 Transport Streams and MPEG-2 Program Streams. This document does not describe the video bitstream syntax. It describes how to encapsulate and signal the SMPTE Layered Video Extension (VC-4) bitstream using ISO/IEC 13818-1:2007 and ISO/IEC 13818-1:2007/Amd3:2009.
This document is not concerned with the carriage of audio elementary streams of data elementary streams that may be multiplexed with the Layered Video Extension elementary stream in the same MPEG-2 Transport Stream or the same MPEG-2 Program Stream. The synchronization of audio access units in an audio stream with Layered Video Extension video access units in a video elementary stream should be achieved by means of the synchronization layer specified by ISO/IEC 13818-1.
Any field of the MPEG-2 Transport Stream packet header or MPEG-2 PES packet header that is not mentioned in this document shall keep its default meaning as defined in ISO/IEC 13818-1:2007 and ISO/IEC 13818-1:2007/Amd3:2009
SMPTE RP 2058-4:2011, VC-4 Bitstream Storage in the ISO Base Media File Format
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The purpose of this specification is to define the storage file format for SMPTE Layered Video Extension (VC-4) video streams which extends a file format that is compliant with the ISO Base Media File Format. The VC-4 video streams can be dependent on any base layer video streams such as SMPTE ST 421M (SMPTE VC-1), ITU-T H.262 (MPEG-2), ISO/IEC 14496-2 (MPEG-4 Part 2) or ITU-T H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC), etc. The storage format for VC-4 shall be extended from a particular file format which encapsulates a base layer video stream on which the VC-4 shall be dependent. The following file formats derived from ISO Base Media File format shall be extensible from this specification but are not limited to these:
The file format for storage of VC-4 content uses the existing capability of the ISO base media file format. In addition, the following new extensions to support new features of VC-4 codec are specified:
3D Cinema and Television Technology: The First 100 Years
Holiday Discount: Purchase a copy today and receive a 15% discount.
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This compendium contains over 50 papers published in the SMPTE Journal during the past century from 1919 to 2010. These historic SMPTE papers provide a foundation for understanding the current innovations in 3D stereoscopic areas, including acquisition, content creation, exhibition, distribution, and display technology. Edited by Michael D. Smith, Peter Ludé, and Bill Hogan, with chapter introductions by Ray Zone, the papers in this book contain a wealth of information on the transformation of 3D from its early days of experimentation to current applications in media and entertainment. This book serves as an important reference tool in any technical library.
Click here to purchase a copy.
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SMPTE Photos Now on Flickr
Want to view photos of SMPTE events, including keynotes, speakers and more? Checkout the SMPTE photos on flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/smpte. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to download photos.
U.S. Members' Insurance Program Survey
Here at SMPTE, our on-going commitment is to not only meet, but exceed your expectations. To be sure, we are reaching out to our members to get your point of view.
Below is a link to a general insurance product survey. The goal of this survey is to gain further knowledge about your decision process when purchasing insurance.
Your answers and comments will help us make sure our Members' Insurance Program continues to meet the needs of all SMPTE members.
Click here to take the survey—and thanks for your input!
Welcome to our newest Section – India!
We are delighted to announce that we have a new Section starting in India with 57 members, due to the hard work of Ujwal Nirgudkar, a longtime SMPTE Fellow. We are pleased to welcome these new members, and look forward to hearing more news from our newest Section.
Welcome, New Members
Welcome to our 101 new members, including 42 from India, and 3 new Sustaining member companies who recently joined the Society. SMPTE is happy to have you on board, and we hope that you will find your membership to be rewarding.
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